All depends on you. Believe in yourself and you will achieve; you will prosper. Look deep within, and find belief in yourself. Look realistically on your abilities and limitations, and recognize there is always room for improvement. Be easy on yourself. Be okay with where you are now; accept yourself. One should never base their life on other’s opinions; they do not matter one bit. What matters is what you think of yourself. Believe in your ability to conquer; to thrive; to make something of yourself. No one can do it for you; you must do it yourself. Recognize your infinite value; the value God sees when He looks upon you. He created you for a reason, and that means that you are worth it. Instead of putting yourself down for faults and failings;
The nature of the Eternal. It is One; it produces the Many. Indivisible, yet dividing itself. It produces all things impermanent; yet this impermanence is an illusion; for it can never be destroyed. It has no beginning and no end. Infinite and everywhere; it is all things. It is the Source. It is overflowing. It is complete within itself. It came before; and so it will be again. All divine qualities are its nature. Even the anti-divine; evil, hate, greed, ignorance, come from it, as its opposite, but deep down still its nature, for it is all-encompassing. It is all things to all things. The higher qualities; kindness, gentleness, empathy, compassion, come straight from its source. It is not lacking in any way, shape or form. The divine spreads itself out into the material,
The fact is, you will die. We must all come to terms with it. Often, when this happens, we start to really live. Imagine the human lifespan being five years, how much would we soak up every moment? There is a freedom that is realized when you know that nothing lasts. Everything becomes both of utmost importance and inconsequential. Near death experiences can have a profound impact on the human being. Our we fated to die at a certain time? Possibly. Live for each moment knowing it can be your last. Death can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be. Look at it as a sweet release from all burdens. Look at it as nature taking its course. All things fade away, even the stars.
Everything is in flux; everything is constantly changing. The ebb and flow of the universe. Alchemy. Disintegration, transmutation, amalgamation. Death, suffering, thriving. Nothing lasts. Accept this fact. You must be okay with change in order to get through life. Impermanence is the nature of the universe. We are not the same person we were yesterday; biologically, mentally, and spiritually. To grow and change; it is why we are here. Good times are ahead of you; hard times are ahead of you; you must be ready for whatever comes your way. Keep a stable and steady disposition in order to get through both. Welcome change with open arms; go with the flow. Each day we grow just a bit wiser; just a bit stronger as well. The only thing that doesn’t change is your core; the observer;
These are Nietzsche’s three metamorphoses of the spirit; camel, lion, and child.
The Camel: Takes the heavy weight of all burdens; the load-bearing spirit. For all things heavy does the camel kneel down and take upon its back. The camel asks, “What is the heaviest thing, that I may bear it, and rejoice in my strength”. There are countless burdens that the camel may bear; the burden of suffering, the pursuit of knowledge and truth, the pursuit of all good things for themselves with no reward or recognition, the willful playing of the “fool” in order to gain wisdom, holding yourself to a higher standard for its own sake, taking on the death of all things you thought you knew, relinquishing all pride and ignorance for the sake of being better off for it,
So, first of all, what is a hippy? Most people have a shallow understanding of the hippie. All can agree that they are certainly a strange creature; an oddity perhaps. I will be focusing on their philosophy and values, as I believe this is most important aspect of them; it is the root of their identities. The hippy “is a member of the counterculture of the 1960s, originally a youth movement that began in the United States during the mid-1960s and spread to other countries around the world.” (“Hippy,” n.d.)
Counterculture is wholly anti-establishment. There was a strong rejection of society, cultural norms, organized religion, and middle-class values. The hippies sought to create their own culture in droves; it was nothing short of a cultural revolution.
What does it mean to be spiritually awake? First of all, it is a choice; I would say it is an equal choice of both your soul and your conscious decision making. Red pill or Blue pill? To wake up is a double-edged sword. Would you choose to wake up, to see reality as it is, even if it meant seeing the stark truth of life, a possible inconvenient and wholly unsettling truth, or even subject yourself to great suffering? When you wake up you let go. You let go of everything you think you were, for it is just a story, not your real identity. Dark night of the soul perhaps. You start looking at the world through spiritual eyes; you begin to feel things more deeply;
Ubermensch; the pinnacle, the ultimate human being; “Beyond-Man”, “Superman”, “Overman”. Nietzsche was the one to introduce this concept. The Ubermensch is the one who is strong enough to master the whole spectrum of human potential. It is a full human being. It is the goal of humanity; it is what we are working toward. Self-mastery is eternal; it applied then, in the whole of the past, and it applies now. The ability of man to “go beyond”, is a hidden power. We have evolved from animal to man, and now to beyond-human. Look at art, and see that we have always had the ability to go beyond. We are “grasping” (often collectively) that which cannot really be grasped. Although we cannot speak of the truth or convey it, as it is beyond reason,